NJ man, fiancee slain during apparent carjacking

April 6, 2010 10:25:30 AM PDT
An engaged couple returning to their northern New Jersey home early Sunday was fatally shot in what authorities believe was a botched carjacking.The pair had just come back from their own engagement party, and they were parking their car near their home when police say they were approached by a man and two women.

The incident happened at 243 Randolf Avenue in Jersey City.

Friends say Michael Muchioki and Nia Haqq were on top of the world. They both had solid jobs and a solid future together. They had just come home from an engagement party when someone decided to take all of that away.

Now, Sandra and Erasus Muchioki are begging whoever murdered their son and his fiancee to turn themselves in to police. If not because it's the right thing to do, then for the pain they have caused.

"We loved him," Sandra said. "We will continue loving him...My only son. It's hard for me."

Micahel Muchioki, 27, and the 25-year-old Haqq were both shot twice in the head.

"My daughter called me and said she thinks Nia and Michael were shot," Erasus said. "I came around, but they wouldn't let me go near them."

The Jersey City couple got in engaged just before Christmas. Friends threw them an engagement party Saturday night.

The pain is felt through the entire neighborhood. Michael worked in IT, and Nia worked for MTV.

They met in college and have been inseparable for three years, and they were a pair who made their parents proud.

"He was my baby," Sandra said. "He has good friends and good family. We'll get through it."